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Staff and volunteers (in photo
above) of Hope Harbor Home
domestic violence shelter com
plete a skit demonstrating for
those attending Saturday 's
third annual Holiday Fling the
burden of domestic violence.
Pictured (from left) are Cathy
Swaim. Hope Harbor Home
executive director, Judith
Toole, Amy Bland and Winnie
Haire. Several hundred people
attended the luncheon and
auction sponsored by the
Seaside United Methodist
Church Outreach Committee
to raise funds for Hope
Harbor. In photo at right,
Seaside Pastor the Rev. Jerry
Lowry auctions off one of
dozens of items donated by
businesses and individuals.
Last year 's Holiday Fling
raised $8,000 for the shelter.
This year 's goal was $10,000.
The amount raised was not
available at press time.
STAff PHOTOS BY LYNN CARLSON
Proposals To Be
BY SUSAN USHER
Details of "four or five" propos
als" for financing a new elementary
school to serve the Leland area
weren't available Monday night for
Brunswick County Commissioners'
consideration, but soon will be.
Commissioners had anticipated
adopting a financing resolution at
their meeting Monday, but the coun
ty finance office is preparing the
proposals in a format that will allow
ready comparision of the terms of
the various offers.
"It will be done right away for
this board to adopt a resolution,"
County Manager Wyman Yelton
The resolution has to designate
the institution where the installment
financing contract will be placed.
No one spoke at a public hearing
earlier Monday evening on county
plans to finance the 27-classroom
project at a cost of no more than $8
million using an installment financ
Unlike a bond issue, installment
financing allows structuring of the
repayment plan so that payments are
about even over the life of the con
tract, rather than larger in the earlier
years. Interest rates run slightly
higher for an installment contract
placed privately with a lender, but
the cost of the transaction is typical
ly lower than for a bond issue.
The Brunswick County Board of
Education this week began advertis
ing for sealed bids for construction
of the 79,000 square foot school.
Bids will be accepted through 3 p.m.
Dec. 15. Bids will be opened and in
spected and a contract awarded as
soon after that date as possible.
By the time the school is built,
equipped and furnished the project
cost is expected to approach $8 mil
lion. The county expects to pay off
the debt using state half-cent sales
tax revenues designated for school
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Beaches Seek On
BY DOUG RUTTER
Brunswick County beach towns
seeking protection for island resi
dents and the vital tourist industry
are now asking menhaden fishing
boats to stay at least one mile off
The one-mile "no fishing zone" is
included in the latest draft of an
agreement between six area beach
towns, three menhaden fishing com
panies and the N.C. Fisheries
Officials at Holden Beach, Sunset
Beach, Long Beach and Caswell
Beach are ready to sign the agree
ment, but two other municipalities
have yet to endorse the proposal.
Ocean Isle Beach Commissioners
aren't expected to discuss the agree
ment until their Dec. 13 meeting.
Yaupon Beach officials have tabled
the proposal, favoring a half-mile no
fishing zone instead of a one-mile
Jerry Schill, executive director of
the N.C. Fisheries Association, did
not have an immediate reaction to
the latest proposal, which was devel
oped two weeks ago at a meeting of
Schill said the menhaden compa
nies did not reccive a copy of the
two-page agreement until Monday
morning and had not had time to re
view it in detail.
However, it seems unlikely the
menhaden companies will sign the
document since more than two
thirds of the pogics caught off
Brunswick County arc within a mile
of the beach.
The agreement, scheduled to take
effect Jan. 1, 1995, is designed to re
duce conflicts between local beach
municipalities and the menhaden
Town officials want to reduce the
chances of fish spilled from men
haden boats washing up on area
beaches. They're concerned about
the short-term effect on residents
and visitors as well as the long-term
impact on tourism
Three months ago, the six towns
got together and asked the N.C.
The proposed agreement would
require menhaden companies to
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y?5-/i pumpwater discharge and to
" respect the rights of recreational
fishing interests. "
Marine Fisheries Commission to
keep menhaden boats at least 1 'A
miles offshore May I through Sept
30 and one-half mile offshore Oct. 1
through Dec 31.
The state commission never con
sidered the request. Instead, a com
mittee of town officials and men
haden company representatives was
formed to work out an agreement.
After an initial agreement was
drafted, town representatives met
two weeks at Holdcn Beach to talk it
over. Among other things, they de
cided to add the ban on pogy boats
within a mile of the coast.
"I think this would be a good
compromise between the menhaden
industry and the towns along the
coast." Holdcn Beach Mayor Gay
Atkins said Monday.
Menhaden company officials said
at an Aug. 17 meeting in Supply that
most of the fish they harvest in
Brunswick County arc caught dur
ing the summer and within one mile
of the beach.
From 1 W6 to 1W3. 69 pcrccnt of
the menhaden caught off Brunswick
County were within a mile of the
beach, according to the N.C.
Division of Marine Fisheries
The only three menhaden compa
nies that work in Brunswick County
arc Beaufort Fisheries, based in
Carteret County, and the Virginia
based AMPRO Fisheries Company
and Zapata Protein
The current proposal calls for the
N.C'. Fisheries Association (NCFA)
to serve as a liaison between the
towns and menhaden companies.
As proposed, the NCFA would
have to pay a $1,000 fine to the
towns if it fails to notify local offi
cials when a menhaden vessel will
be working off the Brunswick
In the event of a Fish spill the re
sponsible company would notify the
NCFA and the towns, telling them
where the spill occurred and the esti
mated quantity and movement of the
Towns would clean up spills us
ing town employees or contractors
Within two weeks of the cleanup,
the towns would bill the NCFA and
the association would have two
weeks to pay
rhc towns have proposed that
they be reimbursed for twice ihe
cost of the actual cleanup
Mayor Atkins said that provision
was added bccausc cleanup costs
would be only part of the economic
impact of a Fish spill She said a spill
cuuld have a long-term negative ef
fect on tourism? the county's
The proposed agreement would
require menhaden companies to use
an anti-foaming agent in the Fish
pumpwatcr discharge and to "re
spect the rights of recreational Fish
ing interests "
The Marine Fisheries Commis
sion is expected to review' the agree
ment at its meeting Dec 2 in
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